Ray Whitton continues to make the backstage rounds, this time stopping by the RUSH R40 Live tour to see LD Howard Ungerleider using 56 VL4000 Spots, 13 VL4000 BeamWash, 12 VL3500 Spot, and 10 VL3500 Wash FX luminaires provided by Solotech.
During the annual EES roadshow in Spain, VL4000 BeamWash and Spot luminaires were showcased in Madrid, Seville, Bilbao and Barcelona; designed to bring EES customers closer to the high-end products. "The attendees of the roadshow were eager to experience the features and functionality of the VL4000 BeamWash, following the successful introduction of the VL4000 Spot last year," said Diana García. "Many were very impressed that the VL4000 BeamWash goes beyond being the Wash luminaire of the VL4000 range as it offers a beam, wash and shaft function in one luminaire. This is all without having to change lenses and maintaining the Vari-Lite power and quality of light."
At Infocomm 2015, we took the opportunity to host the VL4000 BeamWash & BBQ featuring NEO to give our guests a demo of the newest Philips Vari-Lite automated luminaire and the latest Philips Strand Lighting control desk, plus we hosted an evening cocktail reception for dealers, designers, and technicians.
At StageCraft Institute of Las Vegas we had the wonderful opportunity to demo VL4000 BeamWash and VL4000 Spot luminaires to a great group of young designers from a Mexico City Theatre program as part of a moving light showcase at Solotech.
At the CMA Fest in Nashville, TN, Vari-Lite luminaires could be seen at a number of stages throughout the event including VL4000 BeamWash, VL4000 Spot, VL3500 Spot, and VL3500 Wash luminaires, along with Showline SL NITRO 510 and SL NITRO 510C luminaires.
Excited to help inspire the next generation of designers and technicians, we recently had a visit from the Lake Highlands High School student technicians who came to the factory for a tour and product demo with their Director of Technical Theatre Charles Crews.
At the M3 Rock Festival which featured 20 Heavy Metal bands over a two-day production under the Merriweather Post Pavilion, lighting designer Mike Lurz worked with 4Wall Entertainment Lighting to use VL4000 BeamWash and VL4000 Spot luminaires in his high-energy lighting rig.
While the AC/DC production was in Paris, our own Ray Whitton caught up with Cosmo and the crew to check out the new VL4000 BeamWash luminaires as they make their inaugural world tour.